Municipality launches modern-day Infrastructure management solutions project(IMQS)

Inadequate planning and inaccurate data capturing and analysis relating to water, sanitation, waste management and related infrastructure will be a thing of the past after the Rustenburg Local Municipality launched the new service delivery digital system, namely; Infrastructure Management Solutions (IMQS), on the 30th January 207, here at the Rustenburg Civic Centre.
“This modern-day digital system will go a long indeed to assist the municipality to discharge its mandate of service delivery effectively and efficiently. We will now through this system be able to budget, establish, maintain, upgrade and operate physical infrastructure assets. We will be able to optimize energy resources and plan proactively for existing and future energy demands, whilst we plan and manage infrastructure projects with excellence by gaining control over expenditure and monitoring costs,” said Acting-Municipal Manager, Mr Gordon Molokwane, during the launch ceremony.
“The introduction of this modern digital system, IMQS, comes as a big relief to us as we are now in a better position to develop plans to ensure efficient, affordable, economical and sustainable provision of water and sanitation services, as well as waste and related infrastructure, thus ensuring quality and timeous service delivery to our residents, as we together continue to move Rustenburg forward,” remarked Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, during the launch.

Municipal leadership inauguration ends well at Dienie Estates Rustenburg

The municipal political leadership inauguration and hundred (100) program which started on 8 November 2016 and ended 16 November 2016, may be described in one word: “successful”. It was successful in the sense that residents flocked to venues in their hundreds if not thousands, to meet and greet their leaders with joy and happiness. The campaign was mirrored on an outreach to communities introducing leadership of the municipality as well as thanking them for their participation in the October local government elections. “We are going to be doing things differently in this five-year term, to ensure quality service to you, thus making Rustenburg Local Municipality effective and efficient. We have made it clear to all municipal employees that anyone who is not prepared to serve you will have to make way for others who want to serve you with passion. That is why members of the Mayoral Committee even furnish you with their own cell phone numbers to demonstrate that we mean what we say. Please support your respective Ward Councillors by attending Ward meetings, so that you are kept abreast of latest developments in your ward”, said Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou in his speech, to loud applause of residents in approval. Various members of the mayoral committee took to the podium to give a brief overview of their portfolios and plans for the next five years. End.

Lekgalong leadership inauguration and 100 hundred days a huge success

Residents of Wards 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 44 and 45 came in their thousands and filled the community sport grounds to capacity on Tuesday, the 15th November 2016 to listen to what their political leaders had to say to them as the whole Mayoral Committee, including Speaker of Council and Single Whip of Council, were being introduced to them and the first hundred days in office was being outlined. “We have resolved as the leadership that we are going to do things differently in the current term to ensure effective service delivery. We are starting with filling in of critical senior posts, namely; Municipal Manager, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Directors and much needed technical staff to deal effectively with burning issues of water loss, burst pipes, potholes and revenue enhancement, thus making sure that the municipality is run efficiently and effectively. I am going to request all members of the Mayoral Committee including Ward Councillors to take the podium and give you their contact numbers so that you do not struggle to access them to report your developmental challenges in your respective wards. We mean business this time around with serving you. We have made it clear to municipal employees who are not prepared to work or serve you diligently, that they are going to have to make way for others who want to serve you”, said Executive Mayor, cllr Mpho Khunou, to the roaring applause of residents from thirteen (13) wards of the municipality. End.

Attention to open trenches around the CBD area

There are number of trenches which were left open around the CBD area. Such open trenches are a serious concern for both the municipality and the community. Rustenburg Local Municipality has effectively from the previous week embarked on a programme to close those trenches, and the programme shall continue for the next 3 weeks.
The programme on Demand management will start Monday 12 and will run for 2 months in the CBD, Zinniaville and Rustenburg east. In order to release high pressures in the Cuckoo Road area, the municipality will install a 50mm Air Release Valve at the high point in Hoep-Hoep Road. This installation will be on an existing fire hydrant and will commence on Thursday 8 September 2016.
The municipality will further install a Pressure Release Valve on the 300mm bulk supply pipeline to this area to accommodate high pressure flows that could be caused by numerous reasons.  For this particular exercise a programme with accurate dates will be communicated since this would include excavation, shutdown and emptying of pipeline and backfilling.
The rustenburg local municipality apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Collaborative March Against Crime

The Rustenburg Local Municipality in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, namely; Civic Movements, South African Police Service, government departments, security agencies, women organisations, youth organisations and concerned residents, will on Saturday, 27th August 2016, embark on a collaborative march to express a clear concern about various crime demons that bedevil our society, such as, drugs, human trafficking, armed robbery, abuse of women and children.

The details of the march are as follows:

Date:         27 August 2016 (Saturday)
Time:        08:30am
Venue:      Phokeng
Objective of the march: to restore peace, safety and security
Route of march: from Andrew’s Garage up to Phokeng Police station – to hand over memorandum to the Station Commander.

You are thus cordially invited to this progressive and nation building event.

Together moving Rustenburg forward.

Issued by : Communications Unit. Contacts: 014 590 3509/3004, Cell: 072 7611 018.
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